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Proteus (1995)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  23 July 1996 (USA)
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Group of heroin smugglers finds shelter on abandoned oil rig after their ship had exploded. Soon they find that the oil rig was just cover for biological experiment. One of the results is ... See full summary »

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Group of heroin smugglers finds shelter on abandoned oil rig after their ship had exploded. Soon they find that the oil rig was just cover for biological experiment. One of the results is Charlie - shape-shifting monster with ability to absorb the memory of its victims. However, even such creatures have their own bad habits. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Metrotime, a production company formed by Metrodome and the Lifetime Group, were originally set to produce, before the two companies split over creative differences. See more »

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Proteus(1995)
6 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought this film on Amazon.com for $18 from Italy and seen it on Netflix Watch Instantly before I bought it and loved it. The movie is about six drug smugglers who's yacht sinks and they aboard an abandoned oil rig which was home to experiments. The movie is a rip off of the The Thing and Leviathan but how I look at it I love The Thing and Leviathan and loved Proteus.

If you do have Netflix Watch Instantly try this out only if you like Direct-To-Video or TV Movie movies. Do not expect that much gore,scares, and there is no nudity. I only knew three actors when I watched this film which was Craig Fairbrass(Devils Playground) as the lead, Ricco Ross(Aliens) which had a small part as a security guard, and Doug Bradley(Pinhead from Hellraiser) as the owner of the oil rig somewhat a known cast for a DTV movie.

I love the film but you may not because people usually hate rip offs of The Thing but the worst rip off The Thing is The Awakening(which is the worst horror film I have ever seen) and I promise you Proteus is a 100 times better than The Awakening. I thought Proteus is the best rip off of The Thing rip offs and just slightly better than Leviathan in my opinion.

Give it a try before you buy it and you can not rent the DVD from Netflix as it is only Watch Instantly but definitely do not buy blindly because the only place to find the film on DVD is on Amazon and for about $18 and is an Italian Import.

I would recommend it only to people who are fans of these films.


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